Post-show recap @max_not_mark : I just saw the Inheritance and I WAS NOT READY. 👏🏽 Ok so it’s another two-part play about gay men and AIDS. I only bought tickets to the first half bc I still have night sweats when I think of the dirge that was Angels Pt II, BUT this one is modern and delightful and about multi-generational gay friendships in NY and you should see it when it’s in NY! I don’t know why it debuted here but it did and it’s good, and there may or may not be a CMBYN shout in the first half THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE. (Did I only know about this play bc Timothée has seen it twice? 🤷🏽♀️ I don’t know! You tell me!) BY the end of the first 3.5 hours I was in tears and I *never* cry at plays. Ok, do my eyes fill with tears every time I hear “and I’ll stand theeere with the wizaaaaERD” in Elphaba’s opening number in Wicked? Yes. But this is different. This is capital-I Important, and this is speaking as an ally. (Have we discussed the spelling of Ally’s name in “A Star Is Born” as an Easter egg for Gaga’s gay fans so as not to alienate them + to legitimize her character’s pop turn in the second act? In this essay, I will...). Anyways, the Inheritance. It’s the best bits of Boys in the Band and Angels, and by “best bits” I mean there is full frontal. Byeeee.
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